Alberta’s Premier Cautious on Legalizing Marijuana

Premier Rachel Notley says she has mixed feelings about the Trudeau government’s pledge to legalize marijuana even as a federal Liberal cabinet minister says action is coming soon on the campaign promise.

While some premiers are already musing about the best mechanism for legally selling pot, Notley said in an interview she’s waiting to see how the federal government proceeds on legalization before responding.

“There are arguments on either side that are compelling,” the NDP premier told the Herald last week.

“You know, there’s sort of the comparison of marijuana to alcohol. But there’s also the issue of the impact that it has on young people and its contribution to addictive behaviour and all that stuff.”

– Read the entire article at Calgary Herald.